Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
Church of the Palms will have three worship services on Sunday, December 24. The Fourth Sunday of Advent will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with special music by Candy Grose.
Two Christmas Eve services will be held on December 24. A family-focused service at 4:30 p.m. will feature a participatory telling of the birth of Christ and favorite Christmas carols and hymns. This service will include Holy Communion (open to everyone!) and the lighting of candles.
In the holy hush of Christmas Eve, a worship service at 7 p.m. will proclaim the good news of the birth of Christ. This service will also include Holy Communion (open to everyone!) and the lighting of candles.
Carol singing will occur before both the 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. services, so come home for Christmas this year to Church of the Palms.
Brothers Too! Bible study will resume December 30 at 7:30 a.m. breakfast (biscuits - bring your own coffee) starts at 7:30 a.m. with the study starting at 8 a.m. and concluding by 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast (biscuits - bring your own coffee) starts at 7:30 a.m. with the study starting at 8 a.m. and concluding by 8:30 a.m.
The book of 1 Peter is a General Epistle or Apostolic Letter. The author is Peter who wrote it about 60 A.D. The key characters are the Apostle Peter, Silas, and Mark. The purpose was to encourage suffering Christians and to call them to personal holiness. He teaches that all Christians are to expect suffering and to always glorify God and entrust their souls to God.
Do you know that the Church of the Palms website automatically adjusts to fit the device on which it is being viewed? This means it works well with smartphones and tablets.
You can also place a COTP icon on the homepage of your iPhone that acts just like an app icon. A single tap of the new icon will launch Safari and take you right to the web page.
(Watch for similar steps for Android smartphones!)
The end of the year is coming. Church of the Palms is happy to work with you to achieve your giving goals so that your year-end gifts get credited to 2017.
Please note that by IRS regulations, any gifts received on January 1, 2018, cannot be credited in 2017 but will be reflected on your 2018 statement.
Thank you for your faithful support of the ministries and missions of the Church of the Palms.
Sisters!! Wednesday morning breakfast and Bible Study resumes January 3 at 8:30 a.m at Genesis 44:10.
Come join the Sisters!! Wednesday morning Bible study of Genesis. Each Wednesday morning starts with a gathering at 8:30 a.m. at Church of the Palms, followed by a study led by Pastor Pete from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The study this week on
(No Sisters!! December 20 or December 27)
The book of Genesis is important as it forms a starting point of God's interaction and concern with God's specially chosen people, Israel. At the same time, Genesis forms a foundation for the broader scope of God's interaction and concern for all humanity and creation.
The book of Genesis presents stories about the beginning of the world and humanity along with stories about the beginning of the particular people of Israel and their ancestors.
The Brothers! Thursday morning Bible study will resume their study of the Book of James on Thursday, January 4, at James 3:13. (No Brothers December 21 or 28.)
Gathering starts at 8 a..m. with the study starting at 8:30 a.m. and concluding by 9 a.m.
The book of James is a general epistle or letter. Usually understood to be written by James the half-brother of Jesus, it is considered the first New Testament book to be written. James wrote this letter to Jewish believers to encourage them to endure and live bold Christian lives. His words speak to us even today about practical Christian living that reflects a genuine faith that transforms lives.
Additional details on The Brothers! available online.
We all need and ask for payer at various times and we know the power of prayer is awesome!
On non-communion Sundays we have the Laying on of Hands for Pastor Pete where you have the wonderful opportunity to go forward and pray silently for Pastor as he prepares to deliver his message.
You do not need to be asked - let the spirit of our Lord guide you - you will be blessed!
Join the people who have found electronic giving to be convenient, safe, and easy.
Church of the Palms utilizes VANCO, a trusted and provided service provider endorsed by the UMC General Commission on Finance and Administration.
An authorization form and a “Frequently Asked Questions” flyer are available from the church office. You may also visit the donation page on our website at www.palmsumc.org/giveonline where you can create your account to start giving online.
Sisters!! Save the Date!
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Sisters!! Committee will be hosting a kick-off breakfast to welcome in our new year of events.
All women of Church of the Palms and their guests are invited. Watch for details!!
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
“The Call Of Christmas: The Call To Praise”
"The Call Of Christmas: The Call To Believe!"
4:30 p.m. / 7 p.m.
There is still an opportunity to make a 2018 Commitment to the General Mission and Ministry operations of Church of the Palms and/ or make a new commitment to the Capital Campaign in support of the Christian Life Center.
Any sacrificial gift of any size is a way of joining the vision God has for us as a church. The act of making a commitment is a way of being “all in” and placing trust in God.
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Church of the Palms is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings, making contributions to the capital campaign/building fund, paying for books, and other donations.
Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving option, enabled by Vanco Payment Solutions, offers safety, security, and convenience for you and easier processing of funds for our church.
Vanco is endorsed by the General Council on Finance and Administration.